Terms & Conditions—Updated December 2020
The following Terms of Service (“Terms”) between you (“you” or “your”) and Social Studies 101, LLC, a Delaware company (“we”, “our”, “us”, or “Social Studies”) describes the terms and conditions on which you may access and use the Social Studies website located at www.social-studies.com (the “Site”) and related services including Social Studies’ product rental and sale services (together with the Site and the Social Studies Content, as defined below, the “Services”). By accessing or using any of the Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by these Terms.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. THESE TERMS MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE YOU LAST ACCESSED OR USED THE SERVICES. BY CLICKING “I AGREE” OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING OR USING ANY PART OF THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS.
BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER CONTAINED IN SECTION 7, BELOW.
1. About the Services
Through the Services, we aim to give you access to luxury table settings and event supplies for your specified rental period.
Children under the age of 18 may not use the Services and parents or legal guardians may not agree to these Terms on their behalf.
MODIFICATION OF THE SERVICES OR THE TERMS
Social Studies may modify these Terms or modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services at any time for any reason. However, Social Studies will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of material changes to these Terms by posting a notice on the Site and/or sending an email to the email address you provided to Social Studies upon checkout.
2. Rental and Sale of Products
The Services include the rental and sale of event supplies, decor, and related services (“Products”). This agreement sets out the terms and conditions that apply to your rental or purchase of any Product.
18 Years or Older
Products may not be rented or purchased for use by individuals under 18 years of age, but we rent and sell only to adults, who may rent or purchase the Products with a payment card or other approved payment method. By agreeing to these Terms, you represent that you are 18 years or older and that you are authorized to use the chosen payment method (including, without limitation, credit cards) for the purpose of renting or purchasing the Products as described in these Terms.
You acknowledge and agree that we may place limits on the rental or purchase of Products. We reserve the right to limit, cancel, or prohibit any rentals or sales of Products for any reason in our sole discretion, including but not limited to availability and geographic concerns.
Subject to availability, your Products may be ordered up to seven (7) days ahead of your requested delivery date. Orders within seven (7) days of your desired delivery date are subject to the approval of Social Studies and cannot be guaranteed. All deliveries will be through a Social Studies shipping partner, which may vary at the discretion of Social Studies.
If you do not pay the amounts you owe to Social Studies when due, then Social Studies may institute collection procedures. You agree to pay Social Studies costs of collection, including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees.
You consent to receive communications from us, including email, chat, text messages, and phone calls. These communications may be for the purpose of notifying you of the status of your order, sending you reminders, and providing you other information. Standard message and data rates charged by your mobile carrier may apply.
You may opt out of receiving communications by following the unsubscribe procedures or contacting our Customer Experience team. You acknowledge that opting out of communication may impact your use of the Services.
The following additional conditions apply to the rental of any Product.
The rental fee (“Rental fee”) for the Product will be the total of the rental fee, insurance charges, and delivery charges listed on the Site for your rental of the Product. When you place an order for a Product, you hereby authorize Social Studies to charge your payment card for the Rental Fee. Social Studies will charge your payment card immediately upon order, regardless of how far in advance that Product is reserved. In addition, you hereby authorize Social Studies to charge your payment card for an amount equal to, but not in excess of 200% of the original retail value of the product in the event of non-returned or damage beyond repair.
Each rental is subject to a 4% insurance fee, covering minor wear and tear.
Rental Fees exclude all federal, state, and local taxes, fees, customs, duties, and other governmental assessments, all of which shall be paid by you directly or, if paid by Social Studies, shall be paid by you to Social Studies in connection with your order.
Each rental is subject to a 4% insurance fee, covering minor wear and tear and damage of up to 3 pieces. Final costs associated with damaged or not returned items is at the discretion of Social Studies.
You may cancel your rental order subject to the following cancellation fees and policies:
i. Any order cancellations made fourteen (14) or more days in advance of the delivery date will result in a full refund in the form of your original payment.
ii. Any order cancellations less than fourteen (14) days but more than seven (7) days in advance of the delivery date will not receive a refund, but will receive a credit to your Social Studies account in the form of a promo code or gift card that may be applied to any future Social Studies rental, minus a 10% restocking fee.
iii. If you cancel seven (7) or fewer days before your delivery date, we are unable to offer a refund or any Social Studies account credit.
With the delivery of the Product, Social Studies will provide you with a pre-paid label as well as instructions for returning the Products to Social Studies (“Return Packaging”). If the Social Studies carrying case is not returned complete with all inner components you will be charged a $300 fee for lost return packaging.
Additionally, cases returned excessively dirty, containing food particles, or otherwise reflecting a repack process outside of that outlined by Social Studies are subject to a hand cleaning fee of $50 per case.
Receipt of the Products
Upon delivery, you bear responsibility for the Products. Social Studies does not bear liability for Products left unattended in an unsecure delivery location. You agree to provide a safe delivery address upon confirmation of your order. In the event that an unsecure shipping address is provided, Social Studies does not maintain liability for items lost or stolen. You acknowledge that “unsecure shipping address” refers to (but it not limited to) locations where Social Studies Products can be left unattended for extended periods of time. In addition, Social Studies does not maintain liability for delays or loss associated with failure to provide a secure shipping address.
Upon delivery, use the Social Studies Packing List to confirm receipt of each item included in your order. In the event of any damaged or missing items, notify Customer Experience by contacting email@example.com or calling 1(844) 826-9914 immediately.
Use of the Products
By renting Products from Social Studies you agree that it is for a legitimate purpose and not to engage in unfair and/or illegal business activities or competition. You agree to treat the Products with great care, You are responsible for loss, destruction, or damage to the Products for any reason other than normal wear and tear. Normal wear and tear includes but is not limited to minor stains, scratches, or other minor damage of up to 5 units in a kit as determined by Social Studies. You acknowledge that what constitutes as minor damage is at the sole discretion of Social Studies. If you return a Product damaged beyond normal wear and tear, then you agree to be charged for the price of repairing or replacing the Product, up to the Retail Value of the Product.
Third Party Handling
You agree to provide all third party handlers of Social Studies Product with handling, packing, and return instructions as needed. You acknowledge that you maintain liability during third party use of Social Studies Product and that it is subject to damaged and not returned conditions as set forth above.
Return of the Products; Extensions
You agree to prepare and pack the Products for return in the Return Packaging by the return date specified on the packing slip and listed in your order confirmation email. You agree to use the provided repacking instructions and return kit to pack your order in preparation for your pickup. Kits returned with pieces broken due to poor/incomplete repacking are subject to replacement fees of up to 200% of the retail value of the Product. The Product should be cleaned and cleared of all food particles prior to repacking. Cases returned including soiled dinnerware stand subject to a $50 cleaning fee per case. You may extend your order for a Product by contacting customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org; extension requests are subject to approval by Social Studies and may be based on the availability of Products. You must return the Product by making Product available for pick-up by a Social Studies shipping partner at the agreed upon location by the agreed upon time. You are solely responsible for the Product until it has been picked up by a Social Studies shipping partner . We do not recommend leaving the Product unattended at a pick-up location, but instead coordinating a time you can be available to oversee pick-up. Should you require an updated delivery/pickup window, email email@example.com within 24 hours of the scheduled delivery/pickup for assistance. In the event of a missed scheduled pickup, Social Studies will schedule an additional pickup, 1 day after the originally scheduled pickup as a courtesy. Products not returned with the provided packaging must be shipped back to Social Studies via the preferred shipping partner, as outlined by Customer Experience. The customer assumes all costs associated with returns of items not repacked correctly. Orders not returned via the preferred Social Studies shipping partner are also subject to fees if applicable. Additional missed pick-ups and pick-up rescheduling may result in additional fees. We are not responsible for any personal or other items left in the Products or which are returned to Social Studies in the Return Packaging. Our staff may assist in attempting to locate such items at a customer’s request, but are not obligated to and assume no liability for doing so.
For orders returned after the scheduled pickup date, a late fee of $50.00 per day, per kit will be charged to the payment card for up to 10 days after the confirmed party date,. Orders not returned after 10 days are subject to a replacement fee of 200% of the retail value of the Product, less the cost of fees incurred. If your order has not been received more than 10 days after the return date for the Product, your late return will be considered a non-return and Social Studies will charge your payment card the maximum late fee set forth in this agreement, less any late fees that you have already paid, plus applicable sales tax.
The following are the limited warranties Social Studies provides in connection with Product rentals. Social Studies liability to you for failure to comply with any of these warranties is limited to timely delivery of Product conforming to the warranties or a refund of the Rental Fee as determined by Social Studies.
Subject to availability, we will deliver the Products you ordered, including the specified size, color and design, on or before the delivery date for which you ordered them, except in the rare event that the Product is damaged beyond repair or there is an occurrence subsequent to the placing of the order that prevents timely delivery. In such event, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you that the Product is unavailable. If we are able to reach you, you will be entitled to choose any available rental Product to replace the unavailable Product. If we are unable to reach you, you acknowledge and agree that we may send you a reasonable substitution replacement product of the same or greater value. Products may appear different in color and style than as displayed on the Site.
Clean and Ready to Use
The Products will be professionally cleaned and delivered ready to use. Social Studies cleans and inspects each Product with the utmost care, but use of the Product is at your own risk and Social Studies shall not be held liable for any health-related complaints associated with any Product.
Purchase and use of a Gift Card constitutes acceptance of these terms. In addition to the terms in this Section, the purchase, use, and redemption of Gift Cards is considered part of the Services subject to these Terms generally.
Redemption and Use
Gift Cards may be purchased online. Gift Cards are redeemable only for eligible Services and merchandise through our website. Limits may apply to Gift Card redemption and use at Social Studies’ discretion. A Gift Card cannot be used to purchase other Gift Cards. When a Gift Card is redeemed, the value of the rental or purchase plus any shipping/handling fees and sales tax will be deducted from the currently available Gift Card balance.
Expiration and Fees
Gift Cards do not expire and are not subject to any fees. Gift Cards are not redeemable or exchangeable for cash (except as required by law). GiftCards cannot be reloaded and are not refundable. Gift Cards cannot be transferred for value.
Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Cards; Unauthorized Use
You should treat your digital Gift Card like cash and protect it accordingly. Title to and risk of loss for Gift Cards passes to the purchaser upon sale. Social Studies reserves the right to refuse to accept Gift Cards that Social Studies believes were fraudulently or illegally obtained. Social Studies is not responsible if a Gift Card is lost, stolen, destroyed, damaged, or used without permission. Gift Cards will be replaced if lost, stolen, or damaged only with proof of purchase and only for the value shown on Social Studies’ records. Social Studies is not responsible if your Gift Card is used without your permission.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN ADDITION TO THE GENERAL “LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY” SECTION SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS GENERALLY, IN THE EVENT THAT SOCIAL STUDIES IS FOUND LIABLE TO YOU FOR A CLAIM ARISING FROM A GIFT CARD, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WILL BE TO RECOVER ACTUAL AND DIRECT DAMAGES WHICH SHALL NOT EXCEED THE LAST BALANCE HELD ON YOUR GIFT CARD.
The following additional conditions apply to the sale of any Product.
All Sales are Final and As-Is
You acknowledge and agree that only those Products including Occasion Boxes, Flair, etc designated by us on the Site as available for purchase are eligible for purchase by you. All Products are sold on an “as is” basis, without any warranty whatsoever, and all Product sales are final.
We select the freshest in-season perishable items available. From time to time, there may be variations in what you receive. Social Studies does not maintain liability for the life cycle of perishables and all purchases are final.
Social Studies requires all Custom Menu and Place Card information be provided within ten (10) business days of the event. You acknowledge and agree that failure to provide proofread custom order details within the aforementioned window can result in cancellation of custom order. In addition, you agree to provide Social Studies with accurate information when submitting custom order details. Social Studies does not maintain liability for any changes made to Custom orders made after the provided window or proofreading provided copy. Social Studies will use copy as provided by You.
The purchase price (“Purchase Price”) for the Products will be the purchase fee and delivery charges listed on the Site in connection with your purchase of the Products. Purchase Price is as listed on the Social Studies website at the time of purchase. Social Studies reserves the right to alter Purchase Price, discount, or availability of any particular item at its discretion and without notice. Upon your purchase order for a Product, you hereby authorize Social Studies to charge your payment card for the Purchase Price. We will charge your payment card the amount of the Purchase Price immediately upon your purchase order. Purchase Prices exclude all federal, state and local taxes, fees, customs, duties, and other governmental assessments, all of which shall be paid by you directly or, if paid by Social Studies, shall be paid by you to Social Studies in connection with your purchase order. Purchase orders are final and cannot be cancelled.
3. Use of the Services
Social Studies Content Provided “As-Is”
All content and information available through the Services, including but not limited to product descriptions and specifications, product photos, advice from Social Studies staff and event planners, and photos and comments from other users (“Social Studies Content”) is available to you on an “as is” basis and is to be used for general information purposes only. Such information is provided on a blind-basis, without any knowledge as to your identity or specific circumstances. The Social Studies Content is provided with the understanding that such information does not constitute professional advice or services. As such, you agree not to rely upon or use any Social Studies Content as a substitute for consultation with professional advisors. As used in these Terms, the Services include the Social Studies Content.
We may update the Social Studies Content, including Product description and specifications, as we deem appropriate and without notice to you.
Third Party Content
Links to Third Party Websites
The Services may contain links or references to non-Social Studies websites, products, services or other materials or content (“Third Party Content”). Social Studies is not responsible for any Third Party Content or the actions of those that provide or use such Third Party Content. Any Third Party Content is independent from Social Studies, and Social Studies has no control over the Third Party Content. In addition, a link to any Third Party Content does not imply that Social Studies endorses, approves of or accepts any responsibility for the Third Party Content or its provider, or vice versa.
Acceptable Use Policy
Use of Social Studies Content
No part of the Services, including the Social Studies Content, may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, except that Social Studies authorizes you to view, copy, download, and print Social Studies Content (such as press releases and FAQs) that is available on the Site, provided that: (a) you use the Social Studies Content solely for your personal, noncommercial, informational purposes; (b) you do not modify the Social Studies Content; and (c) you do not remove any copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices on the Social Studies Content.
Use of the Services
You may not use the Services to: (i) transmit any content, information or other materials that are, or which Social Studies considers in its sole discretion to be, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, offensive, obscene, pornographic, hateful or threatening to any group defined by race, religion, gender, national origin or sexual orientation, obscene, lewd, lascivious, violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable, including without limitation expressions of bigotry, prejudice, racism, hatred or profanity; (ii) sell or promote any products or services, including any controlled pharmaceutical substances, tobacco, fire arms, or alcoholic beverages; (iii) introduce viruses, worms, Trojan horses and/or harmful code; (iv) display material that exploits children under 18 years of age; (v) post any content, information or other materials that infringe, misappropriate or violate any intellectual property or other right of any third party; (vi) promote or solicit any business or promote, solicit or participate in multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes; impersonate any other person, including but not limited to, a Social Studies representative; (vii) post, collect or disclose any personally identifying information (including account names) or private information about children or any third parties without their consent (or their parent's consent in case of a child under 13 years of age); (viii) post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation, including without limitation solicitations of credit card numbers, solicitations for sponsors, or promotion of raffles or contests; or (ix) violate any applicable local, state, national or international laws or regulations.
You also agree that you will not (and will not attempt to or permit any third party to): reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, translate, derive the source code for, interfere with, rent, sell or lease the Services, any part thereof or access thereto.
Indemnification for Breach
By using the Services, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Social Studies and its officers, directors, agents and affiliates from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to, attorneys' fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that is based on your use of the Services in violation of these Terms.
If you post, upload or make available to Social Studies or the Services, or otherwise submit to or through Social Studies as part of your use of the Services, any information, data, text, images, files, links, software, chat, communication or other materials, including but not limited to photos and reviews relating to your use of the Products (“Your Content”), you hereby grant to Social Studies a perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable (in whole or part) worldwide license to use, reproduce, transmit, display, exhibit, distribute, index, comment on, modify, create derivative works based upon, perform and otherwise exploit Your Content and your name, image, voice, likeness and/or other biographical information or material in connection with Your Content, in whole or in part, in all media formats and distribution methods now known or hereafter devised (including on the Site, in email and other promotional campaigns and on third party sites promoting the Services) in connection with the Services, including but not limited to advertising, promoting, and marketing the Services, all without further notice to you, with or without attribution, without limitation as to frequency, and without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity. You waive any right to inspect or approve any of Your Content or any use of Your Content. By submitting Your Content, you represent and warrant that Your Content and your communication thereof conform to these Terms, and that you own or have the necessary rights, licenses, consents and permissions, without the need for any permission from or payment to any other person or entity, to exploit, and to authorize Social Studies to exploit, Your Content in all manners contemplated by these Terms. You waive all moral rights in Your Content which may be available to you in any part of the world and confirm that no such rights have been asserted. None of Your Content will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Your Content.
Access to parts of the Services requires the creation of a user account, including a user name and password that you choose upon registration. You are solely responsible and liable for any authorized or unauthorized access to your account by any person. You agree to bear all responsibility for the confidentiality of your account information and all use or charges incurred from the use of the Services with your account. You agree to notify Social Studies promptly of any unauthorized use of your account or password.
There may be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in the Services, including the Social Studies Content. The Service may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons.
4. Intellectual Property
Ownership of Services
The Services, including the Social Studies Content, including all intellectual property rights in and to the Services and any changes, modifications or corrections thereto, are the property of Social Studies and its affiliates and licensors, and are protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by United States copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Social Studies and its affiliates and licensors reserve all rights in and to the Services not granted expressly in these Terms.
Nothing shall be construed as granting to you, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Services or any Social Studies Content, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these Terms; or (b) with the prior written permission of Social Studies or such third party that may own such Social Studies Content.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Social Studies grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Services for your personal, non-commercial purposes.
Feedback and Comments
By sending us any feedback, ideas, suggestions, documents or proposals (“Feedback”), you grant to us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, modify, prepare derivative works of, publish, distribute, sublicense and otherwise exploit the Feedback, and you waive all moral rights in the Feedback which may be available to you in any part of the world and confirm that no such rights have been asserted. You represent and warrant that the Feedback does not contain any confidential or proprietary information of any third party, and that Social Studies may use your Feedback without restriction or obligation to you or any third party.
Termination by You
Any violation of these Terms, may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Services and/or removal of Your Content. Social Studies may also terminate your account if Social Studies determines that your conduct poses a risk or liability to Social Studies, or for any other reason as determined by Social Studies in its sole discretion.
Termination by Social Studies
Any violation of these Terms, may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Services and/or removal of Your Content. SS may also terminate your account if SS determines that your conduct poses a risk or liability to SS, or for any other reason as determined by SS in its sole discretion.
Effects of Termination.
In each of these cases, the Terms will terminate, including your license to use the Services, except that the sections pertaining to Rental Fee, Late Fees, Lost Return Packaging, Failure to Pay Fees, and Acknowledgment will still apply.
6. Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability
The limited warranties set out in Section 2(B) for rentals apply only to you and may not be assigned, sold or transferred to any third party. No other warranties are granted by Social Studies in connection with the Services or Products. The limited warranties shall not apply to any matters arising from your violation of these Terms.
Your sole and exclusive remedy and Social Studies sole and exclusive liability for a breach by Social Studies of the limited warranties set out in Section 2(B) shall be, at Social Studies option, Social Studies use of its commercially reasonable efforts to replace the non-conforming Product in a timely manner or a refund of your Rental Fee, as applicable (excluding insurance and delivery charges).
Disclaimer of Warranties
EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTIES SET OUT IN SECTION 2(B), THE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, Social Studies DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (I) THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE Social Studies CONTENT, ARE CORRECT, ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR COMPLETE; (II) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (III) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, (IV) THE SERVICES OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES THE SERVICES AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR (V) THE PRODUCTS WILL BE FIT FOR YOUR INTENDED PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE ACCORD WITH YOUR EXPECTATIONS. THIS DISCLAIMER DOES NOT APPLY TO NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS OR TRANSACTIONS OR WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SOCIAL STUDIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, MULTIPLE OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES AND/OR THE PRODUCTS, EVEN IF RTR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY HEREUNDER SHALL BE AS SET FORTH UNDER SECTION 6(A) OR TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND TERMINATE THESE TERMS. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY DOES NOT APPLY TO NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS OR TRANSACTIONS OR WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
7. Dispute Resolution; Arbitration
Informal Process First
Both you and Social Studies agree that in the event of any dispute between us, you and Social Studies will first contact the other party and make a good faith sustained effort to resolve the dispute before resorting to more formal means of resolution.
Informal Process First
All disputes between you and Social Studies will be resolved by BINDING ARBITRATION. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend your rights under this contract, except for matters that may be taken to small claims court. Your rights will be determined by a neutral arbitrator, NOT a judge or jury. You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, including with respect to the interpretation of any provision of this Agreement or concerning the performance or obligations of Social Studies or you, shall be resolved by mandatory and binding arbitration submitted to JAMS in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules at the request of either Social Studies or you pursuant to the following conditions:
- (a) Place of Arbitration Hearings. Unless you elect to conduct the arbitration by telephone or written submission, an in-person arbitration hearing will be conducted at a JAMS facility in your area or at a JAMS facility in New York City.
- (b) Selection of Arbitrator shall be made pursuant to JAMS’ Streamlined Arbitration Rules & Procedures or JAMS’ Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures, depending on the amount of the claim as specified herein.
- (c) Conduct of Arbitration. The arbitration shall be conducted by a single neutral arbitrator under JAMS’ Streamlined Arbitration Rules & Procedures. The arbitrator(s) shall have no power or authority to amend or disregard any provision of this section or any other provision of these Terms of Service, except as necessary to comply with JAMS’ Policy on Consumer Arbitrations Pursuant to Pre-Dispute Clauses Minimum Standards of Procedural Fairness. The arbitration hearing shall be commenced promptly and conducted expeditiously. If more than one day is necessary, the arbitration hearing shall be conducted on consecutive days unless otherwise agreed in writing by the parties.
- (d) Findings and Conclusions. The arbitrator(s) shall, after reaching judgment and award, prepare and distribute to the parties written findings of fact and conclusions of law relevant to such judgment and award and containing an opinion setting forth the reasons for the giving or denial of any award. The award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on the parties, and judgment thereon may be entered in a court of competent jurisdiction.
- (e) Costs and Fees. You will be subject to a $250 filing fee to initiate an arbitration. To the extent permitted by JAMS procedures, each party shall bear its own costs and expenses and an equal share of the arbitrators' and administrative fees of arbitration, with RTR remaining responsible for its share of costs, expenses and fees plus any costs, expenses and fees required of it under JAMS procedures.
- (f) Litigation. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this Agreement. Either party may, without waiving any remedy under this Agreement, seek from any court having jurisdiction any interim or provisional relief that is necessary to protect the rights or property of that party, pending the establishment of the arbitral tribunal (or pending the arbitral tribunal's determination of the merits of the controversy). We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.
- (g) Other. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to these Terms and Conditions.
Social Studies makes no representation that the Services are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Those who choose to access the Services or any part thereof from outside the United States do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
The laws of the United States of America prohibit the export of certain software and data to particular persons, territories, and foreign states. You agree not to export the Services, including the Social Studies Content, or any part thereof, in any way, in violation of United States law.
Governing Law and Venue
These Terms are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of New York, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. Any disputes in connection with these Terms that, notwithstanding the mandatory arbitration provision we have agreed to above, results in court action, shall be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in New York County, New York, and you specifically consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and waive any claim of forum non conveniens.
These Terms are the entire agreement between you and Social Studies relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except by Social Studies in accordance with these Terms, or as otherwise agreed in writing by you and Social Studies. No employee, agent or other representative of Social Studies has any authority to bind Social Studies with respect to any statement, representation, warranty or other expression not specifically set forth in these Terms.
Severability and Waiver
If any part of these terms is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. The preceding sentence does not apply to New Jersey residents or transactions. The failure of a party to require performance of any provision will not affect such party’s right to require performance at any time thereafter, nor shall a waiver of any breach or default of these Terms or any provision of these Terms constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or default or a waiver of the provision itself.
You may not assign or transfer these Terms or any of your rights or obligations under these Terms. Social Studies may assign these Terms at any time without notice to you.
Social Studies will not be liable for, or be considered to be in breach of these Terms on account of, any delay or failure to perform as required by these Terms as a result of any cause or condition beyond Social Studies reasonable control.
Please send any questions or comments, or report violations of these Terms, to Social Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or Social Studies 101 LLC, Attn: Legal, 80 39th Street, Suite 503, Brooklyn, NY 11232.